Indian printers see best automation solution in Q.I. Press Controls

Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) continues to do well in India. Recently, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment again received three new orders for the replacement of automation systems in India. The orders came from three leading printing companies such HT Media, Delhi Press Patra Prakashan and Mirror Image.

The increasing collaboration between the Indian printers, which include either newspaper houses or commercial printing firms and Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) keeps escalating. A number of printing houses have installed QIPC mRC-3D cameras on their presses and new orders still pouring in—the latest from HT Media, Delhi Press Patra Prakashan and Mirror Image.

HT Media: HT Media, the publisher of Hindustan Times, in New Delhi is a group known for its large print volume, maintaining top quality with innovative products. The group has recently made orders for two mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control installed on a Harris N400B press at their Greater Noida plant in Delhi-NCR. The mRC-3D system replaced an older and non-functioning automation register- and cut-off control system from another manufacturer. Rakesh Dave, Managing Director of QIPC-EAE India, says, “HT Media approached us for a system that could deliver consistent, high quality performance to keep waste to a minimum. We could deliver that.”

Delhi Press Patra Prakashan: Also in New Delhi, two new mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control were installed on a Harris N400B press at Delhi Press Patra Prakashan. Again, the mRC-3D system has replaced an obsolete system from another manufacturer. Delhi Press Patra Prakashan is very well known in the market, which publishes 33 magazines in 10 languages and boasts of a group readership of over 35 million. Some of its popular publications include The Caravan, Champak, Grihshobha, Saras Salil and Sarita. “We’ve been in contact with Delhi Press Patra Prakashan for a number of years, but now it was time they really needed a new automation system. Thanks to our good reputation in the industry and our long-standing relationship with each other, they have chosen us as their new partner in business,” says Rakesh.

Mirror Image: Mirror Image is printer of books, calendar and other items, which is based out of Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The company also approached QIPC to upgrade its press automation with an mRC-3D system. Two cameras on the Harris M110 press automate colour register and cut-off control. “We know Mirror Image pretty well and we have a good relationship with the company. The automation they had on their press, which is from another manufacturer, is no longer working properly. When opting for a replacement system, we were at the top of their list,” mentions Rakesh.

Q.I. Press Controls develops and delivers innovative, high quality optical measure and control systems. The company is globally active in the newspaper and magazine printing industry. Its total solutions are supported by a worldwide service network. These reliable systems are proven in the market of existing and new printing presses and offer our customers structural better results.

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